Matt France is presenting Network Security Fundamentals – The Low Hanging Fruit on June 9th at 7pm.
Abstract: Network security is a topic that’s been beaten to death and has been around since the dawn of most of our careers as infosec professionals. What I am here to do is examine the modern day approach to network security and provide suggestions to both the seasoned network veterans and mom-and-pop shop network admins alike. Many simple steps can be taken to increase the likelihood of preventing (or at least slowing) an attack, detecting the attack, forensically examining the attack, and finally remediating. There are a ton of high-value, low-cost features in modern networking equipment that change the dynamic of old attack vectors like MitM attacks. From protecting your clients, to segmenting your servers this talk has it all.
Bio: Matt is a Network Security Engineer employed by Consumers Energy, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Michigan State University. He has a strong background in deep packet analysis, IP protocols, network forensics and familiarity with many programming languages. Matt has a passion for computer hardware, an appreciation for all things fast and powerful, computer hardware or otherwise. His hobbies are a reflection of that appreciation and as a result he enjoy fast cars, offroad vehicles (He’s a sucker Jeeps or Tacomas) and a hobbyist level of experience at building GPU based password cracking systems. He holds several certifications that reflect his experience, including a GIAC GPEN, GISP, GCIA and ISC^2 CISSP.
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